Mostly Credited As: Ronald Hunter
Birth Name: Ronald Lee Hunter
Date Of Birth: 1943
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Brookline, Massachusetts
Date Of Death: December 03, 2013
Cause Of Death: heart and kidney failure
While seeking one of the main roles in "The Lazarus Syndrome and after his agent was unable to secure an appointment, Hunter, a relatively unknown New York stage actor arrived 30 minutes early for an audition for the role he eventually won. Hunter was lucky enough to ride up in an elevator with William Blinn. who asked Ron to read since none of the actors with appointments had arrived yet. Hunter assumed the role of the tough newspaperman-turned-hospital administrator Joe Hamill after shedding the role of Lord Hastings in the Broadway run of "Richard III." The Boston-born Hunter was seen on Broadway in the role of Mickey Hummel in "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel" and in the New York Shakespeare Festival's production of "Hamlet."
For several seasons, he worked at the Charles Playhouse in Boston and he has worked and studied at the Theatre of Living Arts In Philadelphia.
Hunter's film credits include "The Sentinel" and the "The Senator," On TV; he has appeared as the controversial abortion doctor in PBS' "The Edelin Conversation" and on the daytime drama. "One Life to Live" and "Kojak."
Hunter, who spent two seasons as resident director at the Rock-port. Mass.. Playhouse, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in American civilization and from the New York University School of the Arts with a master's degree.